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Diane Whitehead
Diane Whitehead

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Diane Whitehead


Animals are my muse. The scratch of the paw, pounce of a hoof, gesture of the head, alert ear, quiet stride, powerful shape, ancient wisdom. All come to play with the shapes I see as I paint.

I am drawn to the natural beauty and coloring of an animal and am aware of how it must adapt to it’s surroundings, to become invisible to the hunter, visible to the same species to mate, and powerful enough to scare off predators. The bold color I see is like an animal aura, with such energy and emotion, it is difficult for me to ever tone down my color palette.

This passionate woman, who brings animals brilliantly to life for her audience, was born in Spokane Washington and now resides in Park City Utah.

Diane has been in love with animals since early childhood. She studied Business in College, all the while yearning for the outdoors and oil paints. After working “regular jobs” for several years, she finally jumped back into painting animals and the beauty around her.

Diane loves to travel. When she travels, she is off to Montana or Wyoming most frequently. She travels with her camper, visiting State Parks to take images of wild life that she so loves to paint.

She is highly praised for her strong brushstrokes and bold use of color; both of which make her work come alive

Diane shares her talent to help animals by donating her work for animal charity functions in and around Park City.  She is published in various magazines and cover publications


Associate Member Women Artists Of the West

Associate Member Oil Painters of America

Member American Impressionist Society

Daily Painters

Daily Painters Abstract

International Abstract Art Gallery

Daily Painters of Utah

Daily Painters of Montana


• Utah State Art Competition, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT- Juried Show 2001

• AOL/Time Warner Sundance Anderson 100th Anniversary Home, 2003

Five Graces Art Show, New York, July 2006

One woman show Rare Gallery 2009

One Woman Show The Redstone Gallery 2005,2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

2010 Salon International Greenhouse Gallery Juried Artist

2013 Western Masters Show Great Falls
2014 Western Masters
2014 Charlie Russell Museum First Strike Auction

2013 American Women Artists Juried Show